06 October, 2020
Investigative bodies of the General Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in the city of Moscow have completed an investigation of the criminal case against the organizer of financing of terrorist activity B. He is accused of committing crimes under part 4 of article 205.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (organization of financing of terrorist activity), part 2 of the Article 205.5 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (participation in the activities of an organization that is recognized as terrorist under the legislation of the Russian Federation).
According to the investigation, B., being abroad, joined the ranks of banned terrorist organization. After he returned to Russia in 2015, he began to look for persons willing to provide material assistance to active members of the international terrorist organization "Islamic State" (forbidden on the territory of the Russian Federation by the decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation). In one of his cell phone applications he created a group and began to invite the trustworthy persons who agreed to finance the banned terrorist organization in Syria and Iraq. About 30 participants joined this community in total.
The group's organizer accumulated money on his bank accounts and then transferred it to the accounts of individuals taking part in hostilities as part of an illegal armed group. These funds were used for providing of material and technical support to units of terrorist organizations, as well as for preparation and committing terrorist crimes.
Investigators of the Russian Investigative Committee conducted numerous searches and detentions in Moscow, the Moscow region, the Republic of Dagestan and the Kabardino-Balkaria Republic. During the investigation of criminal case in cooperation with employees of FSS of Russia and MIA of Russia 15 accomplices were detained. Previously 8 accomplices were found guilty and sentenced to different terms of imprisonment of up to 12 years, 4 criminal cases are at the trial stage and 3 accomplices are still under investigation.
A significant amount of investigative actions was carried out, more than 80 witnesses were interrogated, and numerous bank statements were received and analyzed. At the request of the investigation, financial investigations were conducted, as well as other measures aimed at uncovering the illegal activities of accomplices.
The investigation collected sufficient evidence base and the criminal case was sent to the court.